Fantasy Amateur Press Association

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The '''Fantasy Amateur Press Association''' or ''FAPA'' was founded by Donald Wolheim in 1937. It was the first science fiction [[Amateur Press Association]] and was initially designed to be a method for distributing fanzines to as many worthy readers as possible. As it turned out, the idea changed to where most fans made different zines for FAPA and for general fandom. Early FAPAns included [[Rick Sneary]], [[Forrest J. Ackerman]], [[Harry Warner, Jr.]] and [[Jack Speer]], who is still a member as of February 2007.
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The '''Fantasy Amateur Press Association''' (FAPA) was founded by [[Donald Wollheim]] in 1937. It was the first science fiction [[Amateur Press Association]] and was initially designed to be a method for distributing fanzines to as many interested readers as possible. Early FAPAns included [[Forrest J Ackerman]], [[Myrtle Douglas (Morojo)]], [[Gertrude Kuslan]], [[John B. Michel]], [[Harry Warner, Jr.]], and Olon F. Wiggins.
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At times, there have been long waiting lists to join. During the peak of APAs in the 1960s, there was a two-plus year waiting list and many people dropped off the waiting list before they made it to the active roster. In recent years, membership has dropped to the point where there are less than forty members.  
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At times, there have been long waiting lists to join. During the peak of APAs in the 1960s, there was a three-plus year waiting list and many people dropped off the waiting list before they made it to the active roster. In recent years, membership has dropped to the point where there are fewer than forty members.  
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Many significant zines were released through FAPA, including [[Ah, Sweet Idiocy]], [[Horizons]], [[Trial & Air]], and [[SaFari]]
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Many significant zines were released through FAPA, including [[Horizons]], [[Light]], [[Trial & Air]], [[Fantasy Commentator]] and [[SaFari]].
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Over the years, many significant members of science fiction fandom have been members, including Marion Zimmer Bradley, Donald Wolheim, [[David Kyle]], [[Earl Kemp]], [[Art Widner]], [[Walter Coslet]], [[Bruce Pelz]] and [[Jan Stinson]].  
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Over the years, many significant members of science fiction fandom have been members, including [[Karen Anderson]], Abby Lu Ashley, Al Ashley, Redd Boggs, [[Elinor Busby]], Terry Carr, Walter Coslet, [[Leslie Croutch]], Bill Donaho, [[Miriam Dyches/Carr/Knight/Lloyd]], [[Georgina Ellis]], Dean Grennell, [[Lee Hoffman]], Ben Indick, David Kyle, Bruce Pelz, Larry Shaw, Larry Stark, [[Charles Wells]], [[Art Widner]], Rosco E. Wright, and [[Jean Young]].  
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Current FAPA members include [[Robert Lichtman]], Jack Speer, [[Milt Stevens]], [[Ben Indick]], [[Chris Garcia]],[[Laurraine Tutahasi]], [[Robert Silverberg]], Art Widner and [[Robert Sabella]].
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Current FAPA members include Robert Lichtman, Milt Stevens, [[Steve Green]], R-Laurraine Tutihasi, Robert Silverberg, Art Widner, Fred Lerner, [[Dale Speirs]], Keith Walker and Curt Phillips.
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==List of FAPA Zines==
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[[:Category:Fantasy Amateur Press Association|A List of FAPA Zines]]
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[[Category:Underground Press Associations]] [[Category:APA]]
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The Fantasy Amateur Press Association (FAPA) was founded by Donald Wollheim in 1937. It was the first science fiction Amateur Press Association and was initially designed to be a method for distributing fanzines to as many interested readers as possible. Early FAPAns included Forrest J Ackerman, Myrtle Douglas (Morojo), Gertrude Kuslan, John B. Michel, Harry Warner, Jr., and Olon F. Wiggins.

At times, there have been long waiting lists to join. During the peak of APAs in the 1960s, there was a three-plus year waiting list and many people dropped off the waiting list before they made it to the active roster. In recent years, membership has dropped to the point where there are fewer than forty members.

Many significant zines were released through FAPA, including Horizons, Light, Trial & Air, Fantasy Commentator and SaFari.

Over the years, many significant members of science fiction fandom have been members, including Karen Anderson, Abby Lu Ashley, Al Ashley, Redd Boggs, Elinor Busby, Terry Carr, Walter Coslet, Leslie Croutch, Bill Donaho, Miriam Dyches/Carr/Knight/Lloyd, Georgina Ellis, Dean Grennell, Lee Hoffman, Ben Indick, David Kyle, Bruce Pelz, Larry Shaw, Larry Stark, Charles Wells, Art Widner, Rosco E. Wright, and Jean Young.

Current FAPA members include Robert Lichtman, Milt Stevens, Steve Green, R-Laurraine Tutihasi, Robert Silverberg, Art Widner, Fred Lerner, Dale Speirs, Keith Walker and Curt Phillips.

List of FAPA Zines

A List of FAPA Zines

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